Monday, February 26, 2018, 7-8:30 pm
1600 Campus Road
Los Angeles, California 90041
Oxy Arts Speaker Series: Justin Chon
The Oxy Arts Speaker Series brings five multidisciplinary LA-based artists to Occidental College to engage our community in conversation about their art, their inspirations, and why they do what they do in Los Angeles today. All lectures take place in Choi Auditorium, and are free and open the the public.
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Price: Free and open to the Public
Sponsor: Oxy Arts, Media Arts & Culture, Theater, Interdisciplinary Writing
Justin Chon is a filmmaker and actor. His second feature film, the provocatively titled “Gook,”
is a look at the 1992 riots in Los Angeles from the perspective of the Korean American community. The story is based on the experiences of Chon’s own family as store owners at that time. The film was released on August 18, 2017 and is now playing in theaters.
To check out Justin Chon's interview with Ava DuVernay at Sundance NEXT FEST 2017 , click here.
Other artists in the Oxy Arts Speaker Series include:
September 25: Will Power (Playwright, Performer and Educator)
October 30: Amitis Motevalli (Visual Artist)
November 27: Zackary Drucker (Artist and Producer)
January 29: The Quetzalcoatl Mural Project (Mural Arts Collective)
This event is free and open to the public.
The Oxy Arts Speaker Series is made possible by the Arts and Urban Experience Initiative, which is generously funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.